SA’s Gåte Restaurant wins 4 major international awards

Posted on 26 July 2019

Quoin Rock Wine Estate and Gåte Restaurant at Quoin Rock attained four major wins for SA at the recent World Luxury Restaurant Awards gala ceremony, which took place on Saturday 6 July at the State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Voted for by guests, travellers and those in the industry, the World Luxury Restaurant Awards are seen as the pinnacle of achievement in the luxury restaurant industry, offering international recognition.

Stellenbosch restaurant Gåte has been declared the 2019 Global Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner, and well as the 2019 Haute Cuisine Global Winner. It also secured the 2019 Molecular Cuisine Global Winner honour, plus the 2019 World Luxury Restaurant Awards’ Best Head Chef – Global Winner accolade – which recognises sustained commitment to service excellence and outstanding achievement in the international restaurant industry.

In addition, the Knorhoek Valley estate also scooped a win for 2019 Outstanding Architecture Continent Winner: Africa.

Head Chef Nicole Loubser delineates the brilliance of top-level dining at Gåte. Her artistry was honed at Jan Hendrik’s Michelin 1-star restaurant in Nice and at Salzburg’s Michelin 2-star Ikarus.

Nicole maximizes her expertise in the farm’s unusually large kitchen. ‘It’s a lot of fun as it’s bigger than most in terms of space as well as equipment. Gåte is cutting edge because we not only focus on molecular gastronomy, but also on fine dining. We aim to play with the senses of the guest. As such, it’s not just another wine farm but a high-end fine dining venue,’ she adds.

‘We focus on getting local food in, and also expensive items like truffles. We are setting up a greenhouse so we can be sustainable and have hydroponics in the kitchen for our own micro herbs and flowers.’

Gåte’s new menu launches on 1 August. ‘We’ve picked 14 countries to embody a taste-driven odyssey, fusing their flavours with South African cuisine.’

The 14-course menu can be enjoyed as a seven-course dinner, or five-course lunch menu. Lunch includes two teaser dinner dishes. Food is paired with 10 estate wines.

Gåte offerings:

Daytime Experience: Tues– Sun, 12 – 2pm, R650, or R950 with wine pairing.

Night time: Tues – Sat, 6pm – late, Gourmet menu R1450, or R2150 with wine pairing.

Tasting menu: R1050, or R1500 with wine pairing.

Contact: +27 21 888 4750, [email protected], [email protected]

Trading Hours: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Address: Quoin Rock Wine Estate: Knorhoek Road, Knorhoek Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600


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